Fabulous package from my partner
Look at the fabulous package I got in the mail!! Thank you oneygirl!!
Two oven mitts and the prettiest Jane Market bag ever … then add even more goodies – extra fabrics (fishies!) and bag/pouch for buttons and pins!
The mitts are PERFECT – and such fun fabrics! Now I can finally throw away my set from college (yikes) and be styling. And the bag – oh my – such pretty fabric combos. I can’t wait for the farmer’s market to open up down the street so I can show it off – but I might just have to use it as my new summer bag because it’s just too pretty.
And all of this was a second effort – the first package she made got returned to her in a horrible shape and was missing the bag and one mitt! So a BIG thank you for doubling up on all the work. I really appreciate it and LOVE it all.
Stylish oven mitts
Potholder Pass Round 7 was a little different … not only did we make potholders, but also added a cute bag/tote as well! The potholders could be any shape but square and there were a few different bag patterns to pick from. My partner was very open to my imagination and really only requested oven mitts.
So that’s what I made.
Reversible wrap-up bag
One of my partner’s favorite colors is blue … or in my interpretation, aqua :) I had a few strips left over from a fabric square swap that I used to piece the oven mitt and matched that against the colors of the double-mitt-grabber-thing (does it have a name?) I had fun with these fabrics, so I hope my partner likes them just as much as I do!
Bag all wrapped up
Her bag pattern of choice was the “Wrap It Up” Bag by sewtakeahike. It’s such a fabulous pattern because 1) it’s an easy pattern to follow, 2) when you’re all done using it you can wrap it up into a small bundle for storage, and 3) you can make it reversible. So of course I wanted to give my partner very different bag choices depending on shopping mood!
*Update: 5/25 note from partner … “Thank you so much! I am super pleased with everything, and you were VERY generous! I am already using the bag (brought some stuff to work with me), and the ovenmitt and potholder is tucked away to be used ASAP!!”
For my Partner
These are on their way to my partner!
The top image is a close-up on the table runner and fun quilting lines. Sadly, I didn’t realize the runner wasn’t exactly straight until it was too late – I hope my partner can roll with the punches and not hate my (lack of) sewing skills! The fabric is a selection from the Moda Sugar Pop line, which I think are very fun.
The bottom is an envelope-style pillowcase using the same fabrics. Since I don’t think one pillow is enough (I think a set of 2 is better) but I didn’t want to break any rules … so the Ziploc bag is a packet with all precut fabrics to make a 2nd pillowcase to match. I hope that’s not too goofy and my partner likes the idea. But now you can add your own style and imagination!
*3/17 Update … I got a note from my partner – apparently she loves it :)
“Thank you SO much! I love it! And the fabric is so stinkin cute and the runner is perfect. I love the quilting! It is awesome….I’m going to have to try that style sometime. it gives it depth. I absolutely LOVE that it isn’t “perfectly straight” because it’s homemade! I love it!! I love the extra Pillow fabric….I will definitely be making that second one. (once I get my machine back from servicing.) THANK YOU THANK YOU! LOVE IT!”
From my Partner
‘The Swanky Seahorse’ spoiled me with this fabulous pillow and bag holder!
The Neptune Pillow is very me and not only incorporates my fav color green – but also my favorite animal turtles! This looks really great on my red couch – offsets the green and blue perfectly while picking up highlights of the red in fabric.
The plastic bag holder tube (does it have an official name?) is PERFECT!! And you can see, already stuffed full :) This project has been on my list for a while now as I desperately needed one – Swanky Seahorse did some great stalking!!
SUTK - from my partner
‘Threaded Mess’ totally outdid herself on this swap and spoiled me rotten … now I’m wondering if I sent my partner enough?!
Cathedral windows are on the top of my fav’s and all of the fabrics are fabulous and match my kitchen perfectly! I LOVE the bright colors against the steel grey … complement each other so well. I will have a very hard time using these – maybe just display when guests are over :)
And the COOK wall-hanging is SO cute and you were right – love the birdies :) The quilting is so fun and I wouldn’t have thought to do overlapping lines in the corners, but it looks great (and must have taken a while!)
And even more! The tiny pinwheel magnets are so perfectly tiny and cute … I’ve never had any fancy magnets, only those promo rectangle ones. My kitchen is becoming very chic!
Thank you so much!!
My walk to work ....
January set some snow records here in CT. We had a total of 42 inches of snow during the month, when our normal average is 8.5 inches. And overnight it dropped 15 inches at once, and combined with the previous day, left us with 26 inches of snow on the ground.
And we didn’t get hit as hard as other cities.
Where do you put all that snow?!
*So far, Feb is finally melting things!*
I love color and texture. I love fabric. I love quilting. I love cooking. I love life.
I’ve been playing with the idea of starting a blog for a while – so here it finally is – my blog! fabriKate & more is the place where I want to share my happenings, fabric work, photos, recipes and stories about the wonderful world of being Katie.
I won’t bore you with details, but I’m a computer project manager nerd who fell in love with fabric, thread and food. I am living in Connecticut and do techy stuff by day, and play hard at night. You will likely see posts about what projects I’m working on, what I’ve been cooking (and recipes too), and my weekend outings. And of course, all of this will be heavily supported with plenty of photos from my digital nerdy side.
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